BlogCast: Tom’s Top 20 Countdown “2” Christmas: Song 11

Even though, technically, it’s still late fall, two days ago, we Michiganders got our very first blast of wintry weather… a major snow event that dumped over seven inches in our neck of the woods. Such a flurry of activity required our daylong attention. After all, the shrewd strategy is to shovel smaller amounts several times rather than waiting till the bitter end… when the grand total could wind up in the knee deep range.

One thing for sure… snow removal requires far more muscle than brain power and, consequently, this shoveler’s mind did have plenty of time to zone out… i.e., free associate the real snow with snowfalls oft celebrated in story and song.

That’s when I decided to BlogCsst today’s track, Leroy Anderson’s 1948 composition, Sleigh Ride (lyrics penned by Mitchell Parish in 1950).

In particular, I’ve opted to feature the Ronettes cover, which appeared on the Phil Spector produced, various artists LP titled… A Christmas Gift For You (release date: November 22, 1963… the day of the horrific, John F. Kennedy assassination). It’s no big surprise that, with such unfortunate timing, it wasn’t until Apple reissued this album nine years later that it achieved it’s greatest popularity.

Sleigh Ride is the consummate feel good song. Despite it’s secular lyrics, it’s almost always associated with the Christmas season. Such sentiments do get further emphasized and enhanced by YouTube videographer Helen Kirkham’s cleverly edited Santa Claus imagery… my thanks to her for the above video.

Since I have other fave Sleigh Ride covers, I now offer you the opportunity to check them out as well…

 

Ella Fitzgerald (my thanks to videographer Athena Mats)

Arthur Fiedler’s Boston Pops (my thanks to videographer Bob Barry)

 

With my BlogCast Top 20 Countdown “2” Christmas now at the halfway point, I thank you for spending your precious time listening to my musical mix featuring spiritual content, social commentary, secular and even some humorous elements. My plan is to get as many of us into the holiday spirit as is possible. Towards that future, I’ll continue presenting my selections… classics all… counting ‘em down one-a-day… from now until we reach #1 on the 25th.

 

So… be sure to stop back here again… if not daily… schedule your return visits as often as your time permits.

I’d also like to invite you to click back for my regular monthly BlogCast… one that typically features anywhere from 3 to 5 songs that, when segued, transform everything into an appealing theme… this program slated to hit the www “airwaves” on Sunday, December 24, 2017.

 

I wish you all Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays!

 

FYI, my past musical presentations are archived within my BlogCast and music categories.

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BlogCast: Tom’s Top 20 Countdown “2” Christmas: Song 12

 

Today’s featured 1955, holiday novelty classic… (I’m Gettin’) Nuttin’ For Christmas… composed by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett… performed by Art Mooney and His Orchestra with vocalist Barry Gordon… is quite the blast from my past.

As is true with most humans just starting out in life, my younger days were filled with my own “nuttin’ but bad” moments. And, that did test my loving parents’ patience. True, few of my transgressions had ever even come close those acted out by this song’s mischief-maker / future felon. Nevertheless, my folks needed to find creative ways to reason with me… encourage me to conform to more acceptable behavior.

Well, it was during Christmastimes when things became much easier for them… thanks, in part, to this very song. I mean, all Mom and Dad needed to do was play it to remind me that I could easily, first, wind up on Santa’s naughty list and, next, wind up gettin’ nuttin’ for Christmas.

While my amateur child psychologist folks usually drove their point home, I do recall one instance where, prior to my cooling it, their playback of this song had quite the opposite effect… had so infuriated me that I had almost considered shattering this vinyl 45 to bits… ALMOST.

Well… I did eventually grow out of my ornery, unreasonable developmental stage. Regrettably, not all of us can make such a claim.

Fast forwarding to a story torn from yesterday’s front page news, I began to feel elated upon learning that Alabama voters… not unlike my parents from so long ago… had found the naughtiness of one of their two U.S. Senatorial candidates, Roy Moore, to be totally unacceptable. By denying him a victory, effectively, they were saying to him:

Roy-boy, since you’ve been so naughty, it’s time for a time out… get out of public life… go stand in the corner. From us, you’ll be gettin’ nuttin’ for Christmas this year!

Indeed, even though Moore is an alleged adult, to anyone who can still think for themselves, he did leave the distinct, lasting, negative impression that he’s nuttin’ but a naughty child. A spoiled rotten brat who was… and still is… verging on throwing ceaseless, high decibel level, screeching, whining, kicking, writhing on the floor temper tantrums.

Not surprisingly, considering the holiday season in which this past Tuesday’s special election had taken place… factoring in Roy’s character (or lack thereof) and this election’s outcome… I felt inspired. In a matter of one hour, I had composed s respectable rough draft of my (I’m Gettin’) Nuttin’ For Christmas parody.

DISCLAIMER #1: Of course, on a more serious note… here in America… and as is true in other freedom loving nations spanning our vast world… when suspected of criminal activity, the accused is always presumed innocent until proven guilty… even when one’s multiple accusers are credible.

More to the point…since Moore’s guilt or innocence has yet to be established in any jury trial convened within any court of law, this is the primary reason why you’ll find two question marked lyrics within my parody.

As for the rest of my lyrics, they are based upon many of the not-so-fun facts, which I discovered while reading Moore’s lengthy Wikipedia Bio.

DISCLAIMER #2: As most of us know, Wikipedia’s revisionists occasionally present “here today gone tomorrow” “facts”… ergo, if you choose to follow that link, take whatever you read there (as well as what is to follow below) with a grain of salt.

In other words… my version of (I’m Gettin’) Nuttin’ For Christmas is just for entertainment / infotainment purposes. Enjoy!

 

Roy’s Gettin’ Nuttin’ For Christmas

 

Roy’s gettin’ nuttin’ for Christmas,
Voters with values were mad,
Roy’s gettin’ nuttin’ for Christmas,
‘Cause Roy ain’t been nuttin’ but bad!

Roy yearns for mash-up, church and state,
Smart voters flipped him off,
Roy insists gays must never date,
Smart voters flipped him off,
Roy hates the Free Press, fact based news,
Loathes all Muslims and all Jews,
Swoons for Putin, loves Vlad’s views,
Smart voters flipped him off!

Oh, Roy’s gettin’ nuttin’ for Christmas,
Voters with values were mad,
Roy’s gettin’ nuttin’ for Christmas,
‘Cause Roy ain’t been nuttin’ but bad!

Roy’s views on Darwin: DO NOT teach!
Smart voters flipped him off,
Denies protestors their Free Speech,
Smart voters flipped him off,
With slavery Roy’s on same page,
Stalks, assaults girls, underage???
Counters “NOs”, with beastly rage???
Smart voters flipped him off!

Oh, Roy’s gettin’ nuttin’ for Christmas,
Voters with values were mad,
Roy’s gettin’ nuttin’ for Christmas,
‘Cause Roy ain’t been nuttin’ but bad!

Roy’s way too naughty, says Saint Nick,
Smart voters flipped Roy off,
Roy’s blue state rival was wise pick,
Smart voters flipped Roy off,
Roy’s far too crooked to go straight,
Good for nuttin’, second rate,
Can’t evolve, NOPE, it’s too late,
Smart voters flipped him off!

COMMON SENSE CONCLUSION:

Mom, save your teen daughters, protect their virtue,
Pop, call the mall cops, whatever you do,
See Roy gets nuttin’ for Christmas!

 

At this time, I’d like to express my gratitude to all who are spending their precious time listening to my “Top 20 Countdown “2” Christmas”… a musical mix featuring spiritual content, social commentary, secular and even some humorous elements. My plan is to get as many of us into the holiday spirit as is possible. Towards that future, I’ll continue presenting my selections… classics all… counting ‘em down one-a-day… from now until we reach #1 on the 25th.

So… be sure to stop back here again… if not daily… schedule your return visits as often as your time permits.

I’d also like to invite you to click back for my regular monthly BlogCast… one that typically features anywhere from 3 to 5 songs that, when segued, transform everything into an appealing theme… this program slated to hit the www “airwaves” on Sunday, December 24, 2017.

 

I now wish you Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays!

 

FYI, my past musical presentations are archived within my BlogCast and music categories.

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BlogCast: Tom’s Top 20 Countdown “2” Christmas: Song 13

 

On this day, my Countdown BlogCast provides more than a great venue for playing holiday music. It also affords us an appropriate forum to pay tribute to a recording artist who “exited Earth” way too soon this year. I’m speaking, of course, of Tom Petty… an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and actor, whose rock band resume included the Heartbreakers and Traveling Wilburys. He died of cardiac arrest in Santa Monica, CA on October 2, 2017… just 18 days shy of his 67th birthday.

 

RIP Tom! Multimillions of your fans will miss you… inclusive of this Tom!

 

From the “Oh… btw Dept”: At the conclusion of Petty’s above performance of Christmas All Over Again… you’ll catch a brief glimpse of two VIPs in the audience… President William Jefferson Clinton and daughter Chelsea.

Also from the “Oh… btw Dept”: The studio version of Petty’s song was also featured in a 1992 Christmas Classic film… Home Alone 2 Lost in New York. The storyline thickens because character Kevin McCallister (actor Macauley Culkin) is blasting away Christmas All Over Again in his headphones… causing him not to hear the flight attendant’s speech… one where she mentions their NYC destination. Kevin won’t discover until he’s landed that he boarded the wrong plane. In reality, due to a long, complicated, snowballing string of causes and effects (inclusive of his mistakenly believing he had spotted his father) he’s been accidentally separated from his family who has made it to their planned Florida destination.

 

 

On a technical note… I do know how important it is to many of us (inclusive of yours truly) to also “follow the tracks” back to a song’s birthplace… to savor the original recording. So… let’s give a listen to Petty’s studio rendition.

 

I’d like to now take this opportunity to extend Season’s Greetings to all of you!

 

Or to put that into Petty parlance…

 

“Well, it’s Christmas all over again… Hope you have a good one!”

 

I’d also like to express my gratitude to all who are spending their precious time listening to my “Top 20 Countdown “2” Christmas”… a musical mix featuring a blend of spiritual content, social commentary, secular and even some humorous elements. My plan is to get as many of us into the holiday spirit as is possible. Towards that future, I’ll continue presenting my selections… classics all… counting ‘em down one-a-day… from now until we reach #1 on the 25th.

 

So… be sure to stop back here again… if not daily… schedule your return visits as often as your time permits.

I’d also like to invite you to click back for my regular monthly BlogCast… one that typically features anywhere from 3 to 5 songs that, when segued, transform everything into an appealing theme… this program slated to hit the www “airwaves” on Sunday, December 24, 2017.

 

FYI, my past musical presentations are archived within my BlogCast and music categories.

If you’ve enjoyed this post, don’t forget to like, follow, share and comment.

 

 

BlogCast: Tom’s Top 20 Countdown “2” Christmas: Song 14

 

Have you ever felt that Christmas has become over-commercialized? Well… if it makes anyone feel any better… you are not alone… so do I. So does today’s featured recording artist… the 89-year-young, American musician, singer-songwriter, satirist and mathematician… Tom Lehrer.

Were you and I to ever have the good fortune to meet up with this musician / wordsmith… oh… say at some impromptu holiday gathering… I know I’d try to gently coax him out of retirement… get him to… once more… for old time’s sake… pull out the ol’ piano bench to regale us with today’s BlogCast featured song… Lehrer’s original, spot-on, musical composition… A Christmas Carol.

Of course… considering how that above partay scenario exists only in my fantasyland… to hear Tom playing the 88’s and singing his heart out, we’ll simply need to click onto that YouTube vid’s playback button.

My owning both vinyl and CD copies of two of Lehrer’s 1960s era albums, I am well acquainted with his wit and wisdom. So, I can fully attest to the fact that this particular track will totally meld with one’s yearnings to reconnect to the true meaning of Christmas. Or, to put that into more secular terminology… to reconnect to respect and love for humankind.

There’s little doubt in my mind that there are multiple billions of kindhearted, non-Christians and agnostics… spanning all across our globe… who feel that respect and love.

To demonstrate how… with the passage of time… Lehrer’s music has become a cultural crossover phenomenon, I’m also including a cover of this same track, performed by David Quah, a man who totally digs where Mr. Lehrer’s head is at… a man who has learned all his mentor has taught him… and learned it well. Don’t miss Quah’s impressive rendition.

Just for the record… I’m not channeling Charles Dickens’ Ebenezer Scrooge. I’d never bleat out, “Bah! Humbug!” towards families and friends who are exchanging Christmas presents. However…

What life has taught me is that long after the festive wrapping paper, fancy bows and gift boxes have been stuffed into the recycling bin… long after the gifts, themselves, are forgotten… oh… say… the clothing which has faded / frayed / become unfashionable and high tech gizmos / gadgets which have malfunctioned / melted down / become obsolete… it’ll be our cherished memories of all who are near and dear to us… the family reunions and holiday parties we attended in days of yore… which will endure… perhaps through eternity.

More to the point…

The best present anyone could ever present to anyone near and dear to them, would be to say, with sincerity, “I love you” and to express those three magic words not just during the holidays but all year round.

On a more personal note…

I wish all of my readers, followers, and BlogCast listeners

Happy Holidays / Merry Christmas!

 

I’d also like to express my gratitude to all who are spending their precious time listening to my “Top 20 Countdown “2” Christmas”… a musical mix featuring a blend of spiritual content, social commentary, secular…and yes… even some humorous elements. My plan is to get as many of us into the holiday spirit as is possible. Towards that future, I’ll continue presenting my selections… classics all… counting ‘em down one-a-day… from now until we reach #1 on the 25th.

So… be sure to stop back here again… if not daily… schedule your return visits as often as your time permits.

 

I’d also like to invite you to click back for my regular monthly BlogCast… one that typically features anywhere from 3 to 5 segued songs… this program slated to hit the www “airwaves” on Sunday, December 24, 2017.

 

FYI, my past musical presentations are archived within my BlogCast and music categories.

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BlogCast: Tom’s Top 20 Countdown “2” Christmas: Song 15

 

Today’s featured recording artist is certainly easy on the ears. In other words, we’re talking about an impressive, sing your heart out, vocal delivery / style, which is always a pleasure to earwitness.

Indeed… were there ever such a thing as an Aural Thesaurus… where one could “look up” synonyms for hip / cool vocalists… we would not need to “leaf” through the pages long before discovering the three-time, Grammy Award winning, R&B singer… Mr. Lou Rawls… before hearing his trademark sound… his smooth as silk, dulcet tones… which have consistently permeated throughout his acclaimed repertoire… inclusive of… Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.

If you have yet to do so, go click onto that video playback button… NOW!

I’d like to take this time to extend my thanks to you for spending your precious time listening to my “Top 20 Countdown “2” Christmas”… a musical mix that’ll feature a blend of spiritual content, social commentary, secular…and yes… even some humorous elements. My plan is to get as many of us into the holiday spirit as is possible. Towards that future, I’ll continue presenting my selections… classics all… counting ‘em down one-a-day… from now until we reach #1 on the 25th. So… be sure to stop back here again… if not daily… as often as your time permits.

I’d also like to invite you to click back for my regular monthly BlogCast… one that typically features anywhere from 3 to 5 segued songs… this program slated to hit the www on Sunday, December 24, 2017.

 

To now borrow the apt title lyric from today’s track, I hope you… my listeners… will…

 

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas!

 

FYI, my past musical presentations are archived within my BlogCast and music categories.

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BlogCast: Tom’s Top 20 Countdown “2” Christmas: Song 16

 

Feel good family traditions… most of us do remember them fondly. They tend to emerge around birthdays, anniversaries and the holidays… particularly the end of year holidays / holy days.

To be sure, we are in a season of scenes, sounds and even scents.

Familiar scenes remind and connect us to our Christmases past. I know that whenever I admire my family heirloom ornaments (backdated to 1958) dangling and sparkling on my Christmas tree each year, I suddenly, almost find myself feeling 2 feet shorter and 6 decades younger. Admittedly, it’s on such occasions that I can practically feel the presence of my parents and sister standing behind me… imagine them as they appeared on all of those long ago December days. Of course, such memories will have to suffice since both Mom and Dad passed through Earth’s exit signs decades ago and my sister now resides thousands of miles westward.

Familiar sounds can also afford us that same connectivity… I’m sure most of us have our favorite Christmas carols, songs and ditties. In my case, I’m recalling how I used to play the music of today’s featured recording artist… organist Jesse Crawford… on my very first Zenith phonograph.

And this being a Sunday, I deemed my BlogCasting of his superb rendition of O Holy Night to be quite apropos. If you haven’t done so already… click play and enjoy!

All of that duly noted… I now thank you for stopping by today to listen to my “Top 20 Countdown “2” Christmas”. My plan is to get as many of us into the holiday spirit as is possible. Towards that future, I’ll continue presenting faves from my vast, ever expanding Christmas music library… classics all… counting ‘em down one-a-day… from now until we reach #1 on the 25th.

In my musical mix, you can expect spiritual content, social commentary, secular tunes…and yes… there will be one or two selections that qualify as downright cutesy / silly.

 

I now invite everyone to click back here tomorrow for more select holiday music

and wish you all a joyous, peaceful Christmas season.

 

Oh, BTW… also stay tuned for my regular monthly BlogCast… the next installment is slated for Sunday, December 24, 2017.

 

FYI, my past musical presentations are archived within my BlogCast and music categories.

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BlogCast: Tom’s Top 20 Countdown “2” Christmas: Song 17

It’s oft been said that the voice is an instrument… an attribute, which the Pentatonix singers amply demonstrate with their lavish, spirited, multilayered harmonies. No further set up for this joyous holiday classic is required… save to say…

 

Celebrate the season!

Embrace the diversity!

Add your voice to the harmony!

And enjoy this amazing performance!

 

I thank you for stopping by to listen and invite you to stay with me throughout this entire holiday season. My plan is to get as many of us into the holiday spirit as is possible. Towards that future, I’ll continue presenting faves from my vast, ever expanding Christmas music library… classics all… counting ‘em down one-a-day… from now until the 25th.

You can expect my future tracks to contain a mix of spiritual content, social commentary, secular…and yes… even a few songs will be downright silly.

 

Till the next time we meet… again… my heartfelt thanks for listening.

I wish you all a joyous, peaceful holiday / Christmas season.

 

Hope you’ll be stopping by, daily, to hear out my entire Top 20 Countdown “2” Christmas, as well as give a listen to my regular monthly BlogCast, slated for Sunday, December 24, 2017.

 

FYI, my past musical presentations are archived within my BlogCast and music categories.

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BlogCast: Tom’s Top 20 Countdown “2” Christmas: Song 18

 

My timing is no accident. I cannot think of a more appropriate moment for a playback of Maroon 5’s fine cover of the John Lennon composition: Happy Xmas (War is Over). After all… it was on this very day, back in 1980, that a stalker / assassin opened fire to slaughter the totally unsuspecting Lennon.

One thing was certain… that year, there’d be no Happy Xmas for Lennon’s family, friends and fans. And when we consider how such a freethinker… a mega talented vocalist, lyricist, musician had been so abruptly, tragically silenced, well…

It’s safe to say that there are still millions of us, who loved all the good he stood for… who have yet to fully recover from our decades-old communal mourning.

I know I haven’t… my eyes did well up, briefly, a couple of times this day… first while playing “Imagine” on my piano at dawn and, later on, in the typing of this blog. Folks, it’s just that my memories of learning of John’s death still play out so vividly in my mind. Long sigh… moving on…

Lennon’s key Happy Xmas lyric, here, does remind us that “War is over if you want it”… yet… even though so many of us do want all war to end… the powers-that-be who are supposed to represent our wishes refuse to do so. The no-win war on terror rages on and on… and… ever since Inauguration Day ’17… the entire world has become threatened… more than ever before… by the prospects of nuclear war… i.e., because two bellicose, crybaby so-called leaders cannot manage to scrape up two sane braincells (between them) to rub together.

I could go on, but will reserve any further commentary for another blog… another day. Hopefully we’ll all survive long enough to witness its arrival.

For the moment, let’s focus more upon some fun, feel good stuff re the above vid. Particularly noteworthy is spotting America’s last, truly legitimate President of the United States, Barack Obama, seated in the audience along with his lovely family.

No Christmas would be complete without giving a listen to John Lennon’s original version of Happy Xmas (War is Over). And for any of you who’ll be attending parties and would like to try singing along, check out this Karaoke arrangement.

I invite you to stay with me throughout this entire holiday season. My plan is to get as many of us into the holiday spirit as is possible. Towards that future, I’ll continue presenting faves from my Christmas music library… classics all… counting ‘em down one-a-day… from now until the 25th. You can expect some of my future tracks to contain spiritual content and social commentary… others will be secular. And yes… a few will even be downright silly.

 

Till the next time we meet… let me echo Mr. Lennon’s lyrical sentiments as I… as we… wish you all…

 

A very Merry Christmas
And a happy new year
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear!

Hope you’ll be stopping by, daily, to hear out my entire

Top 20 Countdown “2” Christmas,

as well as give a listen to my regular monthly BlogCast,

slated for Sunday, December 24, 2017.

 

FYI, my past musical presentations are archived within my BlogCast and music categories.

If you enjoyed this post don’t forget to like, follow, share and comment.

 

 

BlogCast: Tom’s Top 20 Countdown “2” Christmas: Song 19

 

Jose Feliciano’s Feliz Navidad… is a song found in his heart… is akin to his plea for cultural unity. Each time he performs his masterpiece… each time we play it back… we sense his message traveling outward bound from the music world to all four corners of the Earth. Indeed, his ideas are meant for all to hear and, hopefully, wholeheartedly comprehend and embrace.

Are not such sentiments what Christmas should be all about? Is not the true Christmas spirit more than mindlessly rattling off what, regrettably, has become the meaningless, “Merry Christmas” catchphrase… something on par with “Have a nice day”?

Mr. Feliciano’s far deeper sentiments… expressed during his intro and within his lyrics… do say much. It is regrettable, but imperative that, in light of the unenlightened, present-day situation in DC, I must dampen our festive mood by saying more…

Despite the roadblocks, barriers, wedges and walls, which that intolerant admin insists on erecting between cultures, WE, the kindhearted, inclusive members of our global society can and must prevail.

That’ll be no easy task by any stretch of the imagination. Nonetheless, we must first find ways to cure the narrow-mindedness, which sickens our society, and then try to bring together, not only the Latin and American cultures but all others, which represent the remaining, seven plus billion of us. Let’s hope and pray that our dreams for such a glorious future will not end whenever our alarm clocks jangle and buzz us back to consciousness.

On a technical note… I do know how important it is to many of us (inclusive of yours truly) to return to a song’s birthplace… i.e., to savor each composition’s original recording. So… to hear Jose Feliciano’s studio rendition, click onto Feliz Navidad.

I invite you to stay with me throughout this entire holiday season. My plan is to get as many of us into the holiday spirit as is possible. Towards that future, I’ll continue presenting faves from my Christmas music library… classics all… counting ‘em down one-a-day… from now until the 25th. Some of my future tracks will contain spiritual content and social commentary… others will be secular. And yes… a few will even be downright silly.

Till the next time we meet… let me echo and quote Mr. Feliciano’s lyrical sentiment…

 

I want to wish you a Merry Christmas from the bottom of my heart!

 

Hope you’ll be stopping by, daily, to hear out my entire

Top 20 Countdown “2” Christmas,

as well as give a listen to my regular monthly BlogCast,

slated for Sunday, December 24, 2017.

 

FYI, my past musical presentations are archived within my BlogCast and music categories.

If you enjoyed this post don’t forget to like, follow, share and comment.

 

 

BlogCast: Tom’s Top 20 Countdown “2” Christmas: Song 20

 

Ever since I can remember, it was our family tradition to commence our celebration of the Christmas season on December 6th… here in America, that’s a.k.a. St. Nicolas Day.

To help get us into the Christmas spirit, I spent several hours this p.m. auditioning YouTube videos and wound up snagging 20 musical selections, which I’ll be presenting here… counting ‘em down one-a-day… from now until the 25th.

 

Starting out at No. 20…

Let’s open up Elton John’s “Christmas Card” and Step Into Christmas

 

 

Of course, following Elton’s “eat, drink and be merry” lyrical advice, to excess, just might result in our need to “battle” that typical holiday weight gain. But not to worry… have I got a great battle plan for us all.

Check out fitness guru Lucia Meresova’s work out / Zumba choreography…

(NOTE: get your physician’s OK prior to starting any new exercise routine.)

 

And who knows? If we wind up burning off enough calories while wending our way through December, it just might mean one less needed New Year’s resolution.

Hmmm… sorta ironic. I mean working out to Elton’s Stepping Into Christmas, the song that may’ve helped cause our weight problem in the first place… also winds up being the solution.

 

Hope you’ll be stopping by, daily, to hear out my entire

Top 20 Countdown “2” Christmas

as well as give a listen to my regular monthly BlogCast,

slated for Sunday, December 24, 2017.

 

Past programs are archived within my BlogCast and music categories.

If you enjoyed this post don’t forget to like, follow, share and comment.